MRN TOP 10’s: Crime and Tragedy

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Since the crime and tragedy stories involving the Bliefnick murder case and Bradley Yohn’s antics dominated 2023 and were also in the overall top 50 list we did, here are the most read crime stories that didn’t involve those two cases.

These rankings are based on MRN’s Google analytics.

The Top 10

1. Quincy businessman killed in Shelby County crash


2. Former Quincy woman, now living in Florida, charged with stealing $150,000 from Ursa business

Former Quincy woman, now living in Florida, charged with stealing $150,000 from Ursa business

QUINCY — A Daytona Beach, Fla., woman made her first appearance Friday morning in Adams County Circuit Court after she was charged with theft. Olivia Wiemelt, 28, appeared without an attorney Friday morning in front of Judge Debra Wellborn. A warrant was issued for her arrest on June 12. The warrant was served by the…
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3. Whoa, Nellie! Quincy man arrested for having sex with horse in Melrose Township


4. UPDATE: Police identify 16-year-old QPS female student as victim in Wednesday morning shooting

UPDATE: Police identify 16-year-old QPS female student as victim in Wednesday morning shooting.

QUINCY — At 4:15 a.m. Wednesday, the Quincy/Adams County 911 Center received a call ofsuspicious circumstances in the 400 block of Gardner Park Drive. Quincy Police Officers were dispatched to investigate. Shortly after the initial call, another call was received reporting shots fired. About that same time, another call came in from the 400 Block…
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5. Two found dead in apartments on Spring Street


6. Former Quincy business owners facing theft charges arrested in Florida; due in Adams County court Oct. 17

Former Quincy business owners facing theft charges arrested in Florida; due in Adams County court Oct. 17

QUINCY — A husband and wife who formerly owned a Quincy business and now face two theft charges recently were arrested in Florida and must return to Adams County for a court date later this month.  Andy P. Reardon, 58, and Michelle M. Reardon, 52, of 1096 Florian Way in Spring Hill, Fla., were arrested…
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7. Six arrested for vehicle thefts, burglaries


8. Adams County, Ill., paramedic arrested in Monroe City for possession of morphine, drug paraphernalia


9. Palmyra man facing second-degree murder charges after running over Hannibal man with SUV

Palmyra man facing second-degree murder charges after running over Hannibal man with SUV

HANNIBAL, Mo. — A Palmyra man is facing second-degree murder charges after allegedly running over a Hannibal man with a SUV on Wednesday night and killing him. Ralls County Judge David Mobley issued a warrant on Thursday for the arrest of Randall Lee Hendricks, 36, of Palmyra. He is being held in the Marion County…
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10. Ten arrests made Tuesday as part of criminal narcotics enforcement detail

Ten arrests made Tuesday as part of criminal narcotics enforcement detail

QUINCY — Ten arrests were made Tuesday by the Quincy Police Department as part of a criminal narcotics enforcement detail. A coordinated effort with QPD, the Illinois State Police, Adams County Sheriff’s Department and West Central Illinois Task Force conducted the detail, targeting people who possess and/or distribute illegal narcotics in Quincy and Adams County.…
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The rest of the top 25

11. One person shot in incident on Cheswick Road – Muddy River News

12. One dead in Camp Point, Clayton teen arrested following shooting – Muddy River News

13. UPDATE: Clayton teen charged with first-degree murder after shooting in Camp Point street; bond set at $3 million – Muddy River News

14. One-day narcotics investigation by West Central Illinois Task Force leads to arrests of 26 people – Muddy River News

15. One dead in Camp Point, Quincy teen arrested following shooting – Muddy River News

16. University of Illinois student from Quincy charged with grooming, sexual exploitation of a child – Muddy River News

17. Quincy man who allegedly hit Harrison Pub patron, putting him in medically induced coma, pleads not guilty – Muddy River News

18. Quincy man arrested after allegedly exposing himself at church – Muddy River News

19. Case against Florida woman charged with theft dismissed after death of complaining witness – Muddy River News

20. Hannibal teenager killed Saturday night in rollover crash in Ralls County – Muddy River News

21. ‘You sit here remorseless for what you’ve done’: Quincy teen sentenced to 27 years in prison for killing grandfather – Muddy River News

22. Camp Point woman charged with domestic battery after allegedly beating man with crutch – Muddy River News

23. Woman found shot to death in house on Scenic Drive – Muddy River News

24. Quincy woman charged with killing four in August 2020 agrees to plea; sentencing set for Aug. 10 – Muddy River News

25. Two arrested in Walmart parking lot in connection to several criminal trespassing cases last weekend – Muddy River News

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